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Arrest In 1980 Cold Case Murder

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Leonard Jackson (Courtesy Bridgeport Police)

Leonard Jackson (Courtesy Bridgeport Police)

Bridgeport police say they’ve made an arrest in a nearly 32-year-old murder case,   thanks to the continuing work of the Detective Bureau’s Cold Case Unit, and DNA testing by the FBI’s Forensic Lab.

Estella “Stella” Brantey’s partially clothed body  was found in Seaside Park Oct. 30, 1980.

53-year-old Leonard Jackson of Bridgeport,  currently held at the Gardner Prison on unrelated charges is charged with murder in the case.

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